I shared this on Facebook today:
Good morning 😁
As I go into another day of parenting, I think of innocent times when my girls say silly things like, “I want to be a boy.”
I think most every normal kid says stuff like that at one point or another. But given our current culture, I confess I usually think twice before I answer a statement like that.
I’m not afraid to gently remind my girls, “Well that’s silly, you can’t be a boy. God made you a girl.” This is not some cheap argument. It is laid out plainly before all of us in creation. It is cherished in an ultrasound room when the technician joyfully shares, “It’s a boy!” or “It’s a girl!” It is recorded in science with the simple designation XY or XX.
Most importantly, though, it’s celebrated in Scripture with the beautiful words,
“For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well.
My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
in your book were written, every one of them,
the days that were formed for me,
when as yet there was none of them.”
So yes, little one. God made you to be you today. No amount of lies can change the truth. I hope you always remember that, even long after I am gone. 😘